Brown Girl of the Month Minal Mehta Teaches us to Unleash Our Inner Rockstar

Meet our May Brown Girl of the Month, Minal Mehta—co-founder of BollyX, a Bollywood-inspired dance-fitness program that combines dynamic choreography with the hottest music from around the world.

A Tale of Departure

Standing at the terminal, I hold tightly to his hand. He does not wince. He knows.

Book Review: Simran Sethi’s ‘Bread, Wine, Chocolate: The Slow Loss of Foods we Love’

In the book “Bread, Wine, Chocolate: The Slow Loss of Foods We Love,” author Simran Sethi implores her readers to understand the locales that these beloved commodities come from.

Pakistani Oscar Winner Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy’s Discusses New Film ‘Song of Lahore’

Two-time Academy Award winner Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy’s passion dwells from a place deep within her. “I make films that I hope will cause some sort of change and spark a conversation. That is what I’ve always aspired to do and that does not change—it is what I’ll always aspire to do,” she said.

What I Found on my Search for the Perfect Nose Ring

To commemorate our family vacation in Delhi, I wanted to purchase an authentic Indian nose ring. My father explained to Qutub that we had paid a jeweler who agreed to custom-make a nose ring for me.

Pakistani-American Aizzah Fatima Breaks Unthinkable Boundaries in ‘Dirty Paki Lingerie’

Aizzah Fatima’s play ‘Dirty Paki Lingerie’ is continuing its run around the world, having already played at New York’s Flea Theater, at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, in Pakistan, Turkmenistan, and Toronto, to name a few locations.

Indian-American Identity Captured in Poem Form

Writer Tina Lapsia explores her Indian-American identity through a riveting poem.

What I Found on my Search for the Perfect Nose Ring

To commemorate our family vacation in Delhi, I wanted to purchase an authentic Indian nose ring. My father explained to Qutub that we had paid a jeweler who agreed to custom-make a nose ring for me.

Pakistani-American Aizzah Fatima Breaks Unthinkable Boundaries in ‘Dirty Paki Lingerie’

Aizzah Fatima’s play ‘Dirty Paki Lingerie’ is continuing its run around the world, having already played at New York’s Flea Theater, at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, in Pakistan, Turkmenistan, and Toronto, to name a few locations.

Indian-American Identity Captured in Poem Form

Writer Tina Lapsia explores her Indian-American identity through a riveting poem.

New Orleans for the Soul

If you’re looking for a place to travel on your next vacation, New Orleans should definitely be your next destination spot.

The Dreaded Question: When Are You Getting Married?

There is a side of my culture that has played on my mind from a young age. It has churned my stomach to bits. It’s what South Asian aunties always ask when you reach your early to mid-twenties—”beta, you have a good job now but when will you get married?”

The Shorts Recap of the 16th Annual New York Indian Film Festival

The 16th annual New York Indian Film Festival (NYIFF) opened last weekend, featuring narrative, documentary and short films from South Asian filmmakers and actors across the world. On Monday night, the festival tackled the themes of love and laughter and showcased 12 short films that spanned the topics of sperm donors, zodiac signs, and everything in between.

Pakistani Oscar Winner Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy’s Discusses New Film ‘Song of Lahore’

Two-time Academy Award winner Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy’s passion dwells from a place deep within her. “I make films that I hope will cause some sort of change and spark a conversation. That is what I’ve always aspired to do and that does not change—it is what I’ll always aspire to do,” she said.

Lil’ Kim’s Transformation is a Form of Systematic Oppression Affecting Women of Color Globally

Like everyone else, I too was shocked to see rapper Lil’ Kim’s recent series of Instagram photos. She looked unrecognizable with white skin, blonde hair, and altered facial features—completely different from the Lil’ Kim we’ve watched since childhood.

Sadiq Khan: Son of Pakistani Bus Driver Becomes the Face of a Multicultural London

Shortly after midnight on Friday, the citizens of London elected Sadiq Khan, 45, as not only London’s first Muslim mayor but as the Muslim mayor of any major Western city.

Brown Girl of the Month Minal Mehta Teaches us to Unleash Our Inner Rockstar

Meet our May Brown Girl of the Month, Minal Mehta—co-founder of BollyX, a Bollywood-inspired dance-fitness program that combines dynamic choreography with the hottest music from around the world.

Vine Superstar Joty Kay and Her Road to Becoming a Social Media Celebrity

Joty Kay, a 25-year-old Indian-American is making waves in the desi community. Kay has over 4.6 million loops on Vine, and a growing fan base of

Netflix’s ‘Family Party’ Actress Jaya Prasad on Building an Acting Career as an Indian-American

There has never been a better time to be an Indian in Hollywood—and “Family Party” actress Jaya Prasad couldn’t agree more. Prasad, 27, plays the role of Arti on Netflix’s 50-minute narrative that indulges in the Indian-American lifestyle and evokes laughter and emotion while doing so.

Get Freida Pinto’s Bold All-Black Ensemble in a Few Easy Steps

She’s an award-winning actress, fierce humanitarian and slays the red carpet. The beautiful Freida Pinto is one of our all-time favorite idols

The 5 Shoe Trends You’ll Want to Wear This Season

Kick up your kicks a notch with these springtime shoe trends that can be worn all summer long.

Here’s How to Dress Like Hollywood’s New IT Girl: Priyanka Chopra

Incase you’ve been living under rock and didn’t know – Priyanka Chopra has quickly become Hollywood’s IT girl and we couldn’t be more proud of this brown babe.

An Open Letter to Fair & Lovely——India’s go-to Lightening Cream

I remember standing in front of my bathroom mirror spending hours and hours of massaging your creaminess into my wheatish complexion, praying that one of these days I will be fair and lovely as the models in your generic commercials.

Top 5 Looks to Wear This Shaadi Season

April is a month of many things: longer days and shorter dresses, the smell of springtime in the air and most importantly…the start of wedding season.

How Lakme Fashion Week Empowered a Brown Girl to Define her Life in Colors

Disclaimer: I dress up extra chic hoping to be stopped and photographed in the streets of Seattle. One of my social media fantasies is to be featured in a local fashionable-people-in-the-city blog. But I can’t help to think sometimes, if, in a city as grungy and plaid-loving as this, my colors are too loud.

Book Review: Simran Sethi’s ‘Bread, Wine, Chocolate: The Slow Loss of Foods we Love’

In the book “Bread, Wine, Chocolate: The Slow Loss of Foods We Love,” author Simran Sethi implores her readers to understand the locales that these beloved commodities come from.

Pakistani Oscar Winner Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy’s Discusses New Film ‘Song of Lahore’

Two-time Academy Award winner Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy’s passion dwells from a place deep within her. “I make films that I hope will cause some sort of change and spark a conversation. That is what I’ve always aspired to do and that does not change—it is what I’ll always aspire to do,” she said.

Pakistani-American Aizzah Fatima Breaks Unthinkable Boundaries in ‘Dirty Paki Lingerie’

Aizzah Fatima’s play ‘Dirty Paki Lingerie’ is continuing its run around the world, having already played at New York’s Flea Theater, at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, in Pakistan, Turkmenistan, and Toronto, to name a few locations.

‘New Girl’ Finale Features Cece and Schmidt’s Wonderful Interracial Wedding

Schmidt and Cece’s beautiful Jewish-Indian wedding finally took place in season five’s finale of FOX’s “New Girl.”

Indo-Canadian Rapper Rajan Gahunia’s Anthem for the Toronto Raptors Makes Waves Online

Acting, music and basketball—the three sides of Rajan Gahunia. Never heard of him? Well, get ready for this young star because he’s the next big thing.

Farhan Akhtar Steals Our Hearts During his First-Ever U.S. Tour

I’ve always considered myself somewhat of a Farhan Akhtar fan, like yeah, I can name some of his movies and songs – and that’s about it. But wow, on Thursday night, I fell in love with the man.